Sunday, November 8, 2009

What a night, What a night!!!!

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(Yes, thats the red dress and Yes you better believe I was rockin it ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

FoodBuzz teamed up with the fabulous people from Outstanding in the Field for last night’s fabulous dinner.

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Outstanding in the Field specializes in uniting people at one table and bringing them to the heart of where there food comes from. It’s the ultimate farm-to-table concept and last night it brought us the Greenleaf Produce Warehouse in the heart of San Francisco.

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The kitchen had no walls and opened right into the dining area so what we could see the food being prepared fresh and delicately.

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Passed hors d’oeuvres went straight from the table to the crowd

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And wine paired specifically for each course flowed freely through the evening

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After two days of only having a little bite of this and a little bite of this, it felt good to sit down to a real meal.

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The culinary team of Namu did a fabulous job putting together the korean influences meal that focused on local produce and sustainable, pasture raised meats. Everything was unbelieveable.

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Mushroom dashi, maritake, shimeji, enoki mushrooms

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Udon, grilled calamari in a brown butter ponzu reduction, cucumber, kaiware, frisee & yellow pear tomato with chojang & sesame vinaigrette

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Salmon baked with dashikombu, fried garlic and Japanese curry powder

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Mushroom risotto with koshihikari rice, crispy maitake mushrooms

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AMAZING!

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Roasted brussels sprouts, ponzu fried garlic, guanciale, bonito flakes

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The above serving times three – seriously my favorite dish of the night!

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Soy braised beef cheeks and oxtails, baby carrots and fingerling potato, OB Beer and denjang demi

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And finally dessert… Koshihikari Rice Putting, cookie crumble and warren pear

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The evening ended with the first annual food blogger awards!

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Congrats to all the winners but especially

Jenna for Blogger you’d most like to have a show on the Food Network

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Tina with a triple crown win of Blogger You’d most want to make you a cocktail, Blogger you’d most like to take to Dinner, and for Best Healthy Living Blog!!

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And Kath for the big win of Best Overall Blog!!

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Caitlin won Best Humanitarian Blog for Operation Beautiful and had asked ahead a time if I would accept on her behalf.

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I’ve been on a high all evening and to have all of my great friends win all the awards they were nominated for was just a huge rush. I was smiling ear to ear.

After dinner we continued the party at the hotel bar

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I stuck with water, but did share a chocolate torte with the girls

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And then called it a night because of the 11 mile run I had planned this morning. I promise I’ll be back later with details!!

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Afternoon Taste Pavillion

November 8, 2009

Welcome to the Official FoodBuzz Festival Taste Pavllion This afternoon FoodBuzz organized a taste pavilion so that all the bloggers could sample all the wonderful food their sponsors had to offer. I didn’t do a very good job of taking photos of all my eats, but just assumed I had a little nibble of everything more ยป

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